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13 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

That's not a phrase I've heard uttered very often...

You're right. 

I should have said "when it was working". To be fair it was a joy to use when it was working. 

Ony had to replace the box once in my ownership. 

Second time I fucked it off and bought a nice reliable xm v6 😁

Which turned out to be nice and reliable 🤔

 

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Today i found out that the Chinesium brand Roewe, in its history page, tells a short resume of the history of Rover, and doesn't hide the fact that they were born out of what remained of Rover. 

 

Not so much of a grin, but more of a smile, because in the middle of this, SAIC still has some respect for Rover

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This is an interesting read 

The life of Charles Lightoller

Survived the titanic, served in WW1 as a naval officer

Rescued 127 soldiers from Dunkirk and was the inspiration for Mark Rylance's character in the recent Dunkirk film 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lightoller

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3 minutes ago, vulgalour said:

Today, there was no water inside the Maestro.  Could it be, have I finally cured the water ingress?  Cautiously optimistic.

You mad impulsive fool you ( to quote the goons). Obviously the rain was just from a different direction. 

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23 hours ago, Frogchod said:

Twenty years ago this very weekend I was at Tan Hill.

Twenty fucking years.

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Some how I'm still here.

Not sure where the GSA is now.

It was a lovely thing, Cmatic gearbox was ace, but fuel consumption not so good.

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Here she is at Le Mans.

Jacky is still living with me.... just.

Megan the GSD died of very old age about 5 years ago :(

I guess there was no Tan Hill this year ?

Christ I'm old....

It was indeed cancelled this year. That doesn't happen often! I've done Tan Hill many times - last time, the 2CV took off and landed very heavily just before the end. Oops...

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I've only just discovered tiktok , there's a lot of shite on there but some things are interesting 

One guy lives alone on an abandoned 1860s town which he's gradually rebuilding,  

Now I'm a bit of a LED torch addict , I must have 15 of them,  he's gone down a mine with the brightest torch in the world and it's like daylight 

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZS31XSm5/

 

I was like WOW must have 

 

 

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Maybe not then :D

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10 hours ago, Wack said:

I've only just discovered tiktok , there's a lot of shite on there but some things are interesting 

One guy lives alone on an abandoned 1860s town which he's gradually rebuilding,  

Now I'm a bit of a LED torch addict , I must have 15 of them,  he's gone down a mine with the brightest torch in the world and it's like daylight 

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZS31XSm5/

 

I was like WOW must have 

 

 

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Maybe not then :D

LED...... That'll be a little red light, next to the *switch you slide to ON.

*in case its a sunny day

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19 hours ago, Wack said:

I've only just discovered tiktok , there's a lot of shite on there but some things are interesting 

One guy lives alone on an abandoned 1860s town which he's gradually rebuilding,  

 

He's got a youtoob channel too.....

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjBDKfrqQI4TgzT9YLNT8g

 

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4 hours ago, gm said:

anyone fancy a smart looking speedometer wall clock

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looks familiar but what's it off ?

 

(the answer is here https://www.creativitybar.net/products/speedometer-wall-shelf-clock-60-off?variant=4489&fbclid=IwAR3dQBtwFKw9dAz5lOVYnO-Ucp3_9Oh5xY5PmDYJVwQMq0byglClq5fnnQM )

Porsche 928 or 911 maybe?

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4 hours ago, gm said:

anyone fancy a smart looking speedometer wall clock

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looks familiar but what's it off ?

 

(the answer is here https://www.creativitybar.net/products/speedometer-wall-shelf-clock-60-off?variant=4489&fbclid=IwAR3dQBtwFKw9dAz5lOVYnO-Ucp3_9Oh5xY5PmDYJVwQMq0byglClq5fnnQM )

Audi for sure. Looks very similar to the speedometer in my Audi 80! Though mine is only a 220km/h one 

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Replaced exhaust downpipe on the940 yesterday and expected a fight with rusty seized bolts but it went perfectly, like a write up in a Haynes manual where it sounds a doddle until real life circumstances kick in.

I was even  expecting the Lamba sensor to be seized in so bought a new one which wasnt needed as the old one came out easily.

As it all went so well and quick I even had time to do a couple of little jobs on the Princess.

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On 1/12/2021 at 1:36 AM, Wack said:

I've only just discovered tiktok , there's a lot of shite on there but some things are interesting 

One guy lives alone on an abandoned 1860s town which he's gradually rebuilding,  

Now I'm a bit of a LED torch addict , I must have 15 of them,  he's gone down a mine with the brightest torch in the world and it's like daylight 

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZS31XSm5/

 

I was like WOW must have 

 

 

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Maybe not then :D

I watch that Ghost Town Living on YT. The torch is amazing, eh? When he reviewed it I went straight on Amazon, for the price as well lol.

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8 hours ago, robinmasters said:

Could they not have called the police? 

For breaking lockdown ? 

They don't turn up for much else , I can't see fly tipping being a priority 

I don't know when or where this happened

I used to live in Kettering,  still on a Facebook group there , a copper said they have 3 on duty at night based in Corby 8 miles away , that's 3 coppers to cover every incident in 2 towns 

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